As Omicron variant is reaching China

Global supply chains brace for negative effects

An Omicron outbreak in China is worrying supply chain experts, with manufacturers and shippers bracing for disruption inside the world’s-biggest trading nation.

In 2020 and 2021, China’s ‘covid-zero’ strategy meant factories could stay open throughout the pandemic. But there’s been confirmed cases of local infection every day since mid-October and it’s likely even tougher restrictions will be needed to curb the spread of the Omicron variant, with knock-on consequences for ports and factories as more cities lock down.


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